A co‐rotational finite element formulation for the dynamic analysis of planar Euler beam is presented. Both the internal nodal forces due to deformation and the inertia nodal forces are systematically derived by consistent linearization of the fully geometrically non‐linear beam theory using the d'Alembert principle and the virtual work principle. Due to the consideration of the exact kinematics of Euler beam, some velocity coupling terms are obtained in the inertia nodal forces. An incremental‐iterative method based on the Newmark direct integration method and the Newton–Raphson method is employed here for the solution of the non‐linear dynamic equilibrium equations. Numerical examples are presented to investigate the effect of the velocity coupling terms on the dynamic response of the beam structures.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1994|